Religion: Masses to Massey

In a dismal drizzle last week 17,000 people entered Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, newest and largest auditorium in Canada. Outside and in nearby streets, traffic was tied up; anxious to get in, 20,000 to 25,000 more milled about for two hours. With streamer headlines the Toronto Daily Mail & Empire reported the exciting event as "the largest indoor gathering ever held in Canada." Editorially it asked, "Does This Mean Coming Religious Revival?" For in Maple Leaf Gardens was no hockey game, no prize fight or revival meeting but a Bible Class—one which had,...

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